A conversation with Doug of Modesto Anarcho, a long-running anarchist rag out of California's Central Valley. The conversation talks about class resistance, anti-police organizing and the social center being run in Modesto, as beyond.http://www.modestoanarcho.org/ Topics: modesto, anarchist, doug, ashevillefm, final straw, california
This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more!The playlist can be found here.The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC.JerryResists.netAlso, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th.supportmariemason.orgjune11.orgPlaylist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy!The playlist can be found here.Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here. Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
from AshevilleFMInterview with Ramona, an anarchist activist in Slovenia and member of the Federation for Anarchist Organizing. She speaks about the uprisings which have been happening in that country since November, 2012 in reaction to widespread political corruption and police surveillance. Among other topics, we touch on the conditions leading up to these ongoing uprisings, a brief history of anarchist organizing in Slovenia, and the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, which will take... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, anarchist, slovenia, maribor, Ljubljana, uprising
A newer take on an older show by the same title. To qoute the older blog: "It gets lonely up here by the broadcast tower, winds howling as the summer turns to winter, skipping autumn (apparently). Let me welcome you into the twilight with some lovely Country, Alt-Country, Outlaw and more. An hour of chaps, boot-scootin' and geetars." Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 1/29/12, after on www.archive.org by searching the show title. Topics: country, alt-country, outlaw, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa.More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
As part of Free Radical Radio's interview series, Rydra interviews Bursts of Final Straw Radio. They discuss how Final Straw came to be, get a little bit personal, talk about the future of the show and anarchist media in general, talk prisoner support and what that means/looks like, discuss how they deal with socialists pushing newspapers and holding megaphones, and much much more. Final Straw: http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/Free Radical Radio IndieGoGo: ... Topics: anarchist media, anarchy, green anarchy, final straw, ftp, acab
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers.The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
This week's show presents an hour of music I was into about 10 years ago: Indie Rock, Emo, Alt-Rock. The show includes some less well-known, Northern California acts like The Wunder Years, Rum Diary and Life in Braille. Enjoy! Archived at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 2-27-12, afterwards at archive.org by searching this show's title. Topics: emo, indie rock, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
Birthday messages, banter, blues, jazz, scat, big band, crooning. An hour of some of my favorite music to fall under the genre/movement of "jazz." Come out all ye hep cats, and dig these grooves. Topics: jazz, blues, scat, big band, crooning, bursts, final straw, ashevillefm
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/an-hour-of-chumbawambas-music-through-the-ages : This hour show features various songs by the almost 30-year-old british anarcho-band, Chumbawamba. Featured songs range from their early punk roots, through their pop stages as well as their folk songs. I hope you enjoy. No tubthumping, please. Topics: chumbawamba, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarcho-punk, folk, punk Source: Asheville Free Media, ashevillefm.org
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
from www.ashevillefm.org/the-final/straw This weeks show was a conversation my friend Loida. Loida lives in the Asheville area, works here, was up until recently a student here. Loida is undocumented. We spend the hour talking about some of the laws recently passed around the U.S. and NC (and on their way to passage) that target folks without documentation, we discuss racism, we explore belonging and exclusion and identity. Topics: immigration, immigrant, chile, final straw, bursts, asheville, north carolina, student, citizen
(originally posted at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/occupy-wall-street-in-asheville) 200 to 300 bodies occupy the space and sleep on the street right next to Wall Street, financial hub of the east coast. To some, the place symbolizes the living and breathing Sacre Coeur of Capitalism, the highest stage of human global awareness and economy. A system offering to break down monolithic governments and swap them for more democratic ones and to scoop the ingenious and hard... Topics: occupy, wall street, asheville, ashevillefm.org, the final straw, bursts o'goodness
Bursts spent the hour speaking with Martin Ramsey, a wob who's also a member of the Occupy Asheville Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Caucus (Anti-Anti). We talk about some of the potentials of the Occupy movement and the place of anarchists, autonomists and other like-minded folks in the Asheville wing of it. Topics: occupy, martin ramsey, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, anarchist, capitalism, asheville
An hourlong conversation with Ben Saari, member of Santa Rosa CopWatch and longtime police accountability activist from the Bay Area. We spoke about the case of Johannes Mehserle, BART cop who was video taped shooting Oscar Grant III in the back by numerous witnesses. The show was not edited for FCC consumption. The playlist features many songs concerning the shooting of Grant. Topics: final straw, oscar grant, ben saari, ashevillefm, copwatch, santa rosa, bart, mehserle, police,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2012/tyrannicide-day-2012 This week's show is dedicated to Tyrannicide. As discussed at the end of last week's show, the ides of march approacheth. this date is celebrated as the date of the assasination of the tyrant, Julius Caesar. It also approximates the date of the assasination by the Nihilist group Narodnaya Volya, or people's will of Czar Alexander the second of Russia, albeit after 7 attempts. We celebrate today the equalling of the... Topics: tyrannicide, assassination, attentat, czolgosz, final straw, bursts o'goodness, regicide, deicide,...
This week's show features 2 of the 3 tracks from the split album with Profound Barathre, Rorcal and Malvoisie (from Switzerland), as well as Encircling Sea (from Australia) and Yngizarm (from China) to form an HOUR OF ATMOSPHERIC and BLACK METAL! Topics: Yngizarm, malvoisie, rorcal, barathre, metal, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
This week's show is an interview with Lee and Emily, members of the Seattle Solidarity Network. According to their website (www.seasol.net): "Seattle Solidarity ("SeaSol") is a volunteer network of working people who believe in standing up for our rights. Our goal is to support our fellow workers' strikes and struggles, build solidarity, and organize to deal with specific job, housing, and other problems caused by the greed of the rich and powerful. Join us! Let's fight to... Topics: seasol, seattle, solidarity, boss, landlord, final straw, bursts, direct action, union, iww, ocap
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2012/market-anti-capitalism-a-conversation-with-charles-w-johnson This week's show features an interview with Charles W. Johnson, an editor and contributor to the new edition "Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty", just out from Autonomedia Press. Charles is a market anarchist writer from Auburn, Alabama. He is a member of Occupy Auburn, a Research... Topics: markets, capitalism, libertarian, anarchist, charles w. johnson, bursts o'goodness, final straw,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/02/2012/conspiracy-trials-grand-juries-and-security-culture This week's show features a conversation with Ian Coldwater, a co-founder of the Coldsnap Legal Collective, about Conspiracy Trials, Grand Juries, Security Culture and technology. We discuss some of the trials that have come up against Anarchists, Animal and Earth defenders and other radicals over the last 8 years in the U.S. and Canada with an eye towards what we can learn in order to... Topics: conspiracy, trial, grand jury, anarchist, animal, earth, enviornmentalist, environmentalism, final...
This week's show is a conversation with Parks about Stonewall, the cooptation of it's rememberance in the form of Pride marches, the split of the liberation movement into the pride movement and continued radical struggles. Topics: stonewall, queer, lgbtq, pride, gay, new york, compton's, san francisco, final straw, bursts,...
playlist available here: This week's show features tracks by Tesa from their 2008 album, Heartbeats From The Sky as well as a track from Ash Borer's new album, Cold of Ages. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf
On the night of New Years Eve this year, there was an incident of violence that occurred at a party which left six people stabbed and/or beaten in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. One man, Luke O'Donovan, was taken to the hospital with multiple bruises and also stab wounds on his back, was arrested. The police and media narrative, based on the words of those present at the party, states that Luke left the party angry, returned with a knife and, as we've seen portrayed in recent... Topics: luke o'donovan, atlanta, abc, support, prisoner, queer, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final...
from The Final Straw This week's show features a conversation with Maria, an American-born anarchist and former University student living in Montreal, Quebec. Maria shares with us the context of the student and social strikes of earlier this year in this first part of our conversation. The second part will be featured in the near future. The second half of this interview can be found on Archive.org. Other archives of this show can be found at archive.org by searching the terms: bursts final... Topics: final straw, bursts, anarchist, quebec, montreal, student, strike, 2012, classe, social strike,...
This week's show features two interviews. The first is a conversation is with Mark of Croatan Earth First! about the recent visits by JTTF/FBI to anti-fracking activists on the East Coast, climate-change activists on the West Coast and and GJ-targetted Anarchist communities in NYC.The second conversation takes place between our friend, Wren Awry (AFM news hour) and Dustin Steele about Dustin's work with the Beards Fork Health Survey to gather information on the health effects of surface... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, final straw, punk, metal, earth first, anarchism, grand jury, jttf, fbi
A live conversation with Ryan Conrad, blogger at Against Equality blog and editor of Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. During the hour we discuss inclusion, mainstreaming, marriage as an institution and the "rights" that come with it. We also discuss the lobbying groups pushing for same-sex marriage.http://www.againstequality.org/stuff/against-equality-queer-critiques-of-gay-marriage/ Topics: ryan conrad, ashevillefm, final straw, anarchism, marriage, gay, lesbian, trans, religion, gender,...
This week's show features a conversation with the anarchist, Jason Hammonds, about his brother, Jeremy, who's been imprisoned over a year without trial for allegedly leaking information to Wikileaks. The second conversation is an interview with a member of the Belarus Anarchist Black Cross about recent history and repression in Belarus. First things first: Jeremy Hammond. The first half of this week's show will be a discussion with Jason Hammonds, brother of imprisoned anarchist hacker and... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchist, black cross, prisoner, hammond, anonymous, hacker,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2013/lorenzo-komboa-ervin-memphis-organizes-against-police-and-the-kkkMemphis is heating up! This year will be the first observance of the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality on March 15th, organized in part by Black Autonomy CopWatch. Also, on March 30th, the KKK will be holding a rally against the city's decision to rename the park housing the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a confederate General and founder of the KKK. ... Topics: bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ervin, panther, copwatch, black, autonomy, memphis,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/06/2012/occupy-everything-anarchists-in-the-occupy-movement-2009-2011-with-aragorn This week's show features a conversation with Aragorn! Aragorn is an author based out of the Bay Area who is responsible for numerous essays on anarchism, nihilism and indigeneity; was an editor of Anarchy: a Journal of Desire Armed, and currently helps to publish The Anvil Review. More recently, Aragorn hass been working with Ardent Press and edited a compilation... Topics: anarchism, anarchy, aragorn, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, occupy, little black cart
This week William talks with Ed Mead, editor of CA Prison Focus magazine to discuss the results of the hunger and work strikes that swept west coast prisons since July, resulting in one prisoner death and at one point including the participation of 30,000 hunger strikers. The strike, the third over two years, was meant to bring attention to and pressure against the state for it's practices of indefinite detention in solitary confinement without recourse, the silencing of prisoner activists,... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ed mead, hunger strike, prison, metal, punk, solitary
This week's show is about the case of two prisoners in Ohio. In 2011, the staff at Mansfield Correctional Institution (MANCI) became aware of a nascent guerilla sabotage movement starting among prisoners called the Army of the 12 Monkeys (A12M). A12M sabotage and organizing manual and propaganda began circulating among prisoners. Cells were searched in detail and James “BlackJack” Dzelijilja was found to have angry hiphop against prison he'd written and also a book on Ericco Malatesta, the... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, ben turk, sean swain, ohio, blackjack, final straw, prison, prisoner,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/01/2012/oscar-wilde-an-anarchist-an-interview-with-kristian-williams This week's show features an interview with Kristian Williams, author of the books, "Our Enemies in Blue," "American Methods" and numerous articles on policing, torture, anarchism, cartoons and much more. Kristian speaks about his in-progress book on the Anarchism of Oscar Wilde, Wilde's experiences in prisons and his sexual politics. Find articles by Williams... Topics: oscar wilde, reading gaol, kristian williams, final straw, ashevillefm, bursts o'goodness,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/get-healthy-for-the-general-strike : For this week's show I've put together a workout mix which i'll present without interruption so that it can be played back with ease. As the May 1st General Strike approaches it's important that those of us participating get into good shape, or keep ourselves toned. I hope that this mix will inspire you to make your own mix and to, if you are able, go running or biking with friends, start regiments of... Topics: general strike, may day, health, final straw, bursts o'goodness, ashevillefm.org, kwtf, kxcf
This hour's show is the product of late night obsession. Some of my favorite instrumental turntablist and mash tracks by some of the greats of Hip Hop (and some who wouldn't fit easily under that flag). I hope you enjoy and, if you haven't already, suggest that you find a copy of the inspirational and informative documentary, Scratch (2002) for AMAZING interviews and original footage of this cultural movement from the eyes of the DJ. What it is. Topics: hiphop, hip-hop, hip, hop, final straw, bursts o'goodness, turntablism, dj, mashup, ashevillefm
Some local and national announcements followed by almost an hour of wicked sludge and doom metal. Check out the playlist at http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/4285 . The show will be available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3/26-4/1/12 and afterwards downloadable at archive.org by searching the show title. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
A resurfaced archive of our first show. now almost 3 years ago on May 09, 2010. From the blog post:We were lucky enough to be allowed to interview two folks from the LGBTQI communities this week directly effected by the spate of bashings in Asheville. We'll talk about their and others' attempts to organize for more safety in the streets of our city, the March taking place on Wednesday (5/12) in Montford, and their experiences of being female bodied and LGBTQI/LGBTQI-perceived. We'll also... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, safe streets, bash, queer, asheville, lgbtqii